Synonyms of slap in English:

slap


See definition of slap

verb

1‘he slapped her hard across the face’

SYNONYMS
hit, strike, smack, crack, clout, cuff, thump, punch, thwack, spank, rap, beat
informal whack, wallop, biff, swipe, clip, bop, belt, bash, sock
British informal slosh
North American informal boff, slug, bust
Australian, New Zealand informal dong, quilt
archaic smite

2‘he slapped a £10 note down on the table’

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fling, throw, toss, sling, slam, bang
informal bung, plonk

3‘all you need to do is slap on a coat of paint’

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daub, plaster, spread
apply

4‘the United States slapped a huge tax on European wine imports’

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impose, levy, put on, add

noun

1‘he gave her a slap across the cheek’

SYNONYMS
smack, blow, thump, cuff, clout, punch, crack, thwack
spank, rap, bang
informal whack, wallop, clip, biff, swipe, bop, belt, bash, sock

adverb

1‘the bypass goes slap through Oxford's green belt’

SYNONYMS
straight, right, directly, squarely, dead, plumb, point-blank
exactly, precisely
informal smack, bang, slap bang
North American informal spang, smack dab

Phrases

    a slap in the face

    ‘his remarks were a slap in the face for the local community’


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    praise

    a slap on the back

    ‘they deserve a hearty slap on the back for their efforts’


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    informal


    North American informal


    rare


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    condemnation, criticism

    a slap on the wrist

    ‘this was not a question, but a slap on the wrist’


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    informal


    British informal


    Australian, New Zealand informal


    British vulgar slang


    slap someone down

    ‘Uncle Max was always slapping me down for being big-headed’


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    informal



    informal


    British informal